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What is the best method for setting up the defrag of your SBS hard drive?

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What is the best method to defragment your hard drives on Windows Small Business Server?
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by:florin_s
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i think that depends on the workload. you could set it to run every friday night if you have a bigger workload or 1-2 times a month otherwise.
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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Or you could buy third party software that does it when the system wasn't busy - software like Diskeeper or PerfectDisk.
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Can you set it to run automatically? We run 24/7 and I heard that you should not run disk defrag when people are working on the network.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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The built in defrag has virtually no intelligence.  Third party products as I mentioned can do things in the background.  You have SBS which means you're not THAT big... As much as you may have constant access, I would be surprised if it were literally constant access.
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Thank you
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